Functional Characterization Engineer

Job Description
We are looking for an Functional Characterization Engineer who is responsible for the following:

  • Experimental measurement and analysis of patterned magnetic tunnel junction arrays for STT-MRAM application
  • Work with design and integration team to define fail mode definitions and bit fail map infrastructure in Albany
  • Define test strategies to maximize yield learning, while maintaining reasonable test times
  • Provide functional characterization reporting for new technologies to improve yield, performance and reliability
  • Deliver yield paretos of key defect mechanisms and drive closure on same with the technical community
  • Deliver timely, accurate identification of trends (with vintaging, tool analysis, etc) to assist in root cause analysis
  • Identify and summarize key statistics and trends
  • Characterize window/trade offs between stability and performance
  • Summarize results in a clear and concise format
  • Work with integration and process module teams to provide timely feedback on split/process experiments, tool quals, etc
  • Identify any yield modulation between splits and identify process improvements


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

Required Skills:
  • SRAM design, functionality, and failure mechanisms
  • Memory test methodology
  • Applied knowledge of Data analysis and statistical methods
  • Knowledge of semiconductor device physics and process
  • Knowledge of productivity tools such as Baldy, SAS, CAYCE, Oasis3, APRC
  • Basic programming skills in SAS
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

Preferred Skills:

  • MTJ testing and MTJ device physics
  • Prior experience in similar 300mm environment and/or magnetic memory characterization


EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.


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